31 May 2018

Cavaliers Heartbreaking Loss in Game 1 2018 NBA Finals

Whatever the German word for resigning oneself to inevitable defeat is I'm glad #Cavaliers dont know it. They (#KevinLove, #Nance)'ll fight. 

That charge non-call against #LeBron was rubbish

#Warriors like to chirp...once safely ahead

#Draymond's h*lluva player but the worst, no?

30 May 2018

Joe Thomas Retweet

I'm so confident in my @cavs, if the @warriors win the 2018 NBA finals, I'll buy anyone who retweets this a signed @StephenCurry30 gameworn jersey. Even you @RandallTime. @KingJames


29 May 2018

Trust (FX)

#Trust: G*d Bless #DannyBoyle! Epic, sensationally entertaining, ripe, melodramatic meditation on...everything?! Fraser-aissance! Sutherland not content to go gentle into that good Lifetime-Achievement-Award night!πŸ‘

PS Anyone else up for A Port in Calabria: The Rise of PrimoπŸ˜…πŸ€­



28 May 2018

French Open 2018 Early Upsets

Woah, the #FrenchOpen just started and already the upsets are coming fast & furious: #Venus, #Ostapenko(!), #Osaka, #Konta, #Tiafoe (😧), #Kohlschreiber...


... & #Wawrinka (#Stanimal!) & #Ferrer... pls don't tell me it's getting close to the end for them 🀭


#RG18


27 May 2018

LeBron ... Sorry Cavaliers Win Game 7 on the Road to Make the NBA Finals ... Again!

Ya know, #Celtics may turn into #Warriors East... #BradStevens/#JaysonTatum/#JaylenBrown/#AlHorford all great... but any loss for a Boston team is a win for all that is great/just/good in this world

#LeBron🐐 

PS Did #JRSmith make key defensive plays?!

#Cavaliers #WhateverItTakes

LeBron May or May Not Have Carried His Team to the Finals... But He Carried Morris to the Basket

#LeBron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cavaliers Keep It Close at Halftime in Game 7

Somehow the #Cavs weather that 9-0 #Celtics 1Q run to keep the game close. For #LeBron it'll all come down to ... #JeffGreen & #GeorgeHill 😰


Boy, that was some classic #Divac-esque diving by #MarcusSmart... #BradStevens is awesome but *all* Boston sports teams are insufferable.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

#Solo: Don't listen to all the negativity, it's a lotta fun! 

Look, *no*one's gonna replace Indy & Billy Dee, but all the kids give it their best shot, the action is very well handled, tons of awesome #StarWars  Easter Eggs &, really, every franchise could use a little Harrelson.



Solo: A Star Wars Story

#Solo: Don't listen to all the negativity, it's a lotta fun! 

Look,  *no*one's gonna replace Indy & Billy Dee, but all the kids give it their best shot, the action is very well handled, tons of awesome #StarWars Easter Eggs &, really, every franchise could use a little Harrelson.

26 May 2018

Liverpool Loses Champions League to Dirty Play by Real Madrid

Devastating #LFC loss, that match was theirs.

Gutted esp for #MoSalah.

Still, what an incredible season... #Klopp has set them up for future glory, no?

And, you always gotta feel happy for the classy #Zidane.

PS. #SergioRamos can rot in h*ll for all I care 🀬

#Liverpool #UCLfinal

Gareth Bale’s Bl**dy Man Bun

#ManBun on Man Bun Crime 

Gareth Bale Puts Real Ahead

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! #Bale

Mane Equalises

Yesssssssssssssssss!!!!! #Mane

The Most Devastating Goal in Liverpool History

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #Karius #Offside

Salah Leaves With Injury !!!!!!!!!

No!!!!!!!!!! #Salah #MoSalah πŸ˜ͺ

Federer Can’t Be Stopped … At Least in the Wall Street Journal

Roger #Federer Can't Be Stopped … from @jasongay's lips to G*d's ears!


For some reason, these awesome articles always make me nervous, almost like they're lifetime achievement awards (which are usually given out when…🀭)


@WSJMag


https://t.co/J1bUmbx9y1


25 May 2018

Cavaliers Force a Game 7

Somehow #Cavs make "defending" a 7-pt game (down from 16!😫) feel like a 2-pt game!

Thank G*d for #GeorgeHill, #JeffGreen, #Korver... 

... & just another #LeBron 46-11-9, incl 2 stepback dagger 3s... no sweat πŸ˜‰


#Cavaliers #WhateverItTakes

Wright Thompson on Virat Kohli

PS. Great read by the great #WrightThompson about the, um, great #ViratKohli.


https://es.pn/2KO1nxB


KKR Come Up Just Short vs SRH

Bad luck for #KKR who came up against a buzzsaw called #RashidKhan(?). Respect to  #SRH, #KaneWilliamson & #Brathwaite.

Still, great #IPL turnaround from #DineshKarthik. Sets the stage for bigger things to come... as long as we have #Narine (1-24, 26 off 13!)...& #Shubman...&...


24 May 2018

RIP Philip Roth

RIP #PhilipRoth. I'll defer to the more literate TBH about this legendary figure's literary legacy. I read the bare minimum and realise, now, that I really should've read more, a lot more. Not that many larger-than-life novelists left after his departure.

Ovechkin Finally Makes it to the Stanley Cup Finals

Speaking of #TonyKornheiser, did #Ovechkin win Game 7…on the road…to reach the Finals…of the #StanleyCup?!?!

That's so awesome. 

Just, ya know, too bad he had to run into the (2nd)-Greatest Sports Story of the Year: #GoldenKnights! 

Oh well, can't win 'em all…

#NHL #Capitals

Tony Kornheiser Already Lobbying For Max Scherzer Cy Young

Man, (#CyYoung) Awards Season starts earlier every year, huh? 


Nice work by #TonyKornheiser to lobby for, I mean interview, *interview* (the great) #Scherzer on @PTI… πŸ˜‰


PS. Equal time dictates a #Kershaw Five Good Minutes, no? πŸ€—


@ThisShowStinks

23 May 2018

Cavaliers Get Rolled by Celtics in All-Important Game 5

Man, these young #BradStevens-es, er I mean #Celtics, *Celtics*, just don't know when to quit.


So, once more unto the do-or-die breach for #LeBron... let's hope his #Cavs friends show up...


#Cavaliers #WhateverItTakes 😧

KKR Wins Eliminator

Great win for #KKR, took the match from RR with some great... bowling?!... in the #IPL?! Whoever heard of such a thing?! Seriously, there's a #Moneyball movie in there somewhere...


PS. #Karthik turning #Narine into an opener... πŸ‘πŸ‘ 

21 May 2018

Cavaliers Even Up Series vs Celtics

Whew! Somehow the #Cavs can turn a 19-pt first half lead into a nerve-racking win! 😬


#LeBron was great (as always)... he's gonna need that ... & #Korver/#Tristan to keep on keepin' on... 🀷‍♀️ 


Somewhere #BradStevens is plotting...duh-duh-duh


#Cavaliers NBA #WhateverItTakes

KKR Winning the Dinesh Karthik Way

Now's a good a time as any to bring up this nice little interview with #DineshKarthik by the excellent #NagrajGollapudi. #KKR will take all the winning it can handle in the post-#Gambhir era! #IPL


https://es.pn/2rj1oBm

20 May 2018

Warriors Thrash Rockets in Game 3 to Essentially End the Series

So, I guess the #Warriors put the Rockets & #NBAFinals to bed, wait I mean, Western Conference Finals, the *Conference* Finals to bed... πŸ˜‡


Everyone got caught up in the #LeBron vs #MJ debate, but should we start having the Warriors vs #Bulls debate?! 😦


#NBA

Deadpool 2

#Deadpool2: Best (Superhero) Sequel (Since #AvengersInfinityWar), Ever! Best Post-Credit Sequence(s), Ever! Best #MaximumEffort-Between-Actor/Role, Ever! Best Yeah-Not-Quite-As-[insert-pithy-sarcastic-take]-But-Still-Most-Fun, Ever! PS Taika, Neill, Dennison...Rhys Darby next?!πŸ€—



19 May 2018

Cavaliers Come Through with Team Win vs Celtics

Not dead yet!


#MaximumEffort by the *team* (6 players in double figures?!) helps #LeBron, er I mean #Cavs, stay alive in series vs #Celtics.


Now comes that all-important Game 4... 😬😨


#Cavaliers #WhateverItTakes!

PS. LeBron... king of the #humblebrag... πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

Justify Wins the Preakness in an Exciting Race

I know nothing about #horseracing but when #Justify made that second-to-last turn at the #KentuckyDerby I told TBH he was gonna win the #TripleCrown...

but I was sorta cheering for #GoodMagic! 😏

Great race. 

#BobBaffert #MikeSmith 

#Preakness

18 May 2018

First Reformed

#FirstReformed


Great #LightSleeper-Meets-#Affliction film! D*mn if it doesn't leave a lasting imprint. Great cast: Hawke, Seyfried, kid Ettinger, Cedric! G*d bless (or not?!πŸ˜‡) Schrader, still raging after all these years...πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ₯ PS. That gut-punch of an ending...woah!😳



17 May 2018

Justin Turner Comes Back to Help Dodgers Win

🚨 🚨 Someone call TBH!!! 🚨🚨 


#JustinTurner's back! 3-4, 2 2B, 5 RBI!


#Dodgers (finally) win!


Coincidence? Don't think so...


(Also, it helps to be playing the #Marlins πŸ˜‡)


https://atmlb.com/2IuPvzO



16 May 2018

RIP Tom Wolfe

RIP #TomWolfe. Discovered him with Bonfire of the Vanities & Right Stuff (h/t late, great #BarryNorman). Only much later I realised he was, you know, a celebrated author & pioneering journalist. Looked exactly like how you'd expect a larger-than-life East Coast novelist to look.

15 May 2018

Cavaliers Blow Lead Against Celtics in Game 2

Ya know, for a sec when #LeBron was in destroyer-of-worlds form, there was hope...


...but then #BradStevens, I mean #Celtics, did to the #Cavs what they had done to the #Raptors...


... and it was all over. πŸ˜’


#Cavaliers #WhateverItTakes (will, apparently, not be enough)


#NBA

14 May 2018

RIP Margot Kidder

RIP #MargotKidder. 


Discovered her as #LoisLane in Superman. Boy was she *great*! Such a sparkplug of derring-do, turned the archetype on its head & set a template that's been pretty impossible to achieve. Eclectic filmography with tremendous filmmakers. What a career. Sigh😞



10 May 2018

The Capitals Shock the Penguins ... and the World ... to Reach the Conference Finals

Wait, what?! #Capitals...came from behind...to win on the road... & finally get to the Conference Finals...by beating...#Penguins?!


Finally, #Ovechkin gets over the (insufferable) #SidCrosby hump!


PS. Does this mean I need to start watching the ice hockey playoffs?!


#NHL

09 May 2018

RIP Anne V. Coates

RIP #AnneVCoates. 

An absolute *legend* *giant* *pioneer* etc. etc. etc... Just look at the length and breadth of her (extremely eclectic) filmography, it's like the history of cinema! 

PS. How about the most famous (un-match-ed) cut in movie history, eh?! 
πŸ”₯πŸͺπŸŽ₯πŸ‘ 





08 May 2018

Kedi

#Kedi: Cuteness overload, sure, but these adorable/tough creatures gently probe the darker, melancholic issues hovering around the edges: mental illness, loneliness, gentrification, gender discrimination etc. PS *Loved* the cat's/bird's-eye-view cinematography! πŸŽ₯πŸˆπŸ˜»πŸ‘



07 May 2018

Cavaliers Complete Sweep Against Raptors

First, #LeBronTo, then #LeBronTosaurus, what next, #LeBronAda?! 🀣 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 


Thankfully #Cavs realised they had #KevinLove... & #Raptors forgot #Valanciunas.πŸ˜‡


With #LeBron, #Cavaliers should have a shot against #BradStevens, er I mean, #Celtics, right? 😬


#WhateverItTakes #NBA

05 May 2018

Cavaliers Come *This* Close to Choking Against the Raptors

So, with the #Cavs up by 16 you'd think that ... naturally the game would come down to #LeBron hitting 100' fadeaways, kamikazing his way to the basket and "getting" calls, and finally hitting a miraculous buzzer-beating shot!😱

The #ClevelandDeMayo Miracle anyone?!

#Raptors #NBA

LeBron Hits (Another) Miraculous Shot to Win!!!!

#LeBron!!!!!       !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

Bob Baffert Wins the Kentucky Derby... Again!

Valiant effort by #VictorEspinoza & #BoltDOro but it looks like #Baffert & MikeSmith might have a future in #horseracing πŸ€—. Confident run by #Justify to win.


PS. Don't know much about betting but someone must've made money on #InstilledRegard (85-1!) right?!


#KentuckyDerby 

04 May 2018

Poor Ryan Reynolds Can't Get Top-Billing in His Own Movie

#MayTheFourth be with @VancityReynolds...


...Poor chap is like fifth-billed in his own movie (tho something tells me that #Deadpool would approve 🀣)!


#Deadpool2



03 May 2018

Cavaliers Thrash Raptors in Game 2

The announcer in 3Q:

#LeBron James is eviscerating the #Raptors right now!

LeBron James tearing up Toronto!

#LeBronTo?!

LeBron is hotter than fish grease(?)!

But, to contradict #BillPlaschke, it's *not* over... with the #Cavs it never is!😱

PS #KevinLove! 🀩

#WhateverItTakes #NBA

Young KKR Player Smashes Maiden IPL Half-Century

PS. Who is this #Shubman *kid* (18?!)... smashed 57?! 😁


One of these days *someone* (ahem...) has to make a #Moneyball film about the #KKR front office! 🏏 πŸŽ₯ πŸ’ͺ


#ShubmanGill #IPL

KKR Beats CSK Thanks to Karthik and Narine

Look, not sure if today's #KKR victory helps them win #IPL but any win over villainous #CSK is always a good thing. 😏

#Karthik (45 off 18?!πŸ’ͺ) & esp #Narine (2-20 *&* 32 off 20!!🀣) - wow!

PS. #Dhoni's still got it, huh? 😯

02 May 2018

Liverpool Hangs On to Make the Champions League Finals!

Whew! #Klopp's defense hung on by the skin of its teeth, eh!😱#Roma kept #MoSalah & #Firmino in check ... but thank G*d for #Mane, #Wijnaldum...& #Karius's left arm!


#Zidane's #RealMadrid is gonna be tough in #UCL final, so let's just enjoy this while we can πŸ‘


#LFC #Liverpool

Baskets (FX)

#Baskets: I'm not saying it's the best comedy on TV, but it's my favourite! Kudos to #Galifianakis for graciously ceding the spotlight to the great Anderson (#ChristineBaskets!πŸ‘). What a strange, intoxicating brew of whimsy, irony, earnestness, melancholy, slapstick… #BasketsFX



01 May 2018

Cavaliers Beat Raptors in Game 1

To quote #MarkJackson: Mama, there goes that man!


Un-bl**dy-believable! #LeBron takes an exhausted, overmatched team all the way to #TheNorth and hangs on to beat the top-ranked #Raptors! No matter what happens from here on out the #Cavs will always have this!


#WhateverItTakes!